ABC News' The Note: First Source for Political News

President Bush addresses a rally at LeClair in Davenport, Iowa at 12:20 pm ET, speaks about the Conservation Reserve Program in Le Sueur, Minn., at 3:45 pm ET, and speaks at a rally at the Southern Minnesota Construction Company Quarry in Mankato, Minn. at 6:00 pm ET.

Vice President Cheney tours and speaks at Walzcraft Industries in La Crosse, Wis. at 11:05 am ET, speaks about the economy at a BC'04 event at Bill Goat's Industries in Lee's Summit, Mo., at 1:50 pm ET, and speaks at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena in Golden, Colo., at 7:10 pm ET.

Sen. Kerry attends an economic summit at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa at 11:00 am ET and attends a rally in Hannibal, Mo. at 7:00 pm ET.

Sen. Edwards attends a rally at the North Shore Riverfront Park in Little Rock at 12:15 pm ET, tours a National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis at 4:45 pm ET, and attends a rally in Memphis at 6:00 pm ET.

The House Select Intelligence Committee holds an open hearing on the 9/11 Commission recommendations, Washington, D.C. at 9:00 am ET.

ABC News Vote 2004: Kerry-Edwards '04: Maybe you'll be out there on that road somewhere . . . in some bus or train, traveling along . . .

ABC News' Dan Harris reports that today's KE04 economic summit will include the endorsement of John Kerry by more than 200 CEOs (some Republicans among them).

Five of them will be there, including the CEOs of Bank of America and Oracle, as well as Peter Chernin, the COO of Fox News Corp, and former Bush supporter Owsley Brown, CEO of Brown Forman (maker of Jack Daniels).

Many of these corporate types have never endorsed a presidential candidate before, the campaign told Harris, but they like Kerry based on his plans to deal with deficits, the country's economic direction, and rising health care costs — and they say they're also concerned about the U.S.' reputation worldwide. Roger Altman will attend as well.

"Kerry partisans have labored hard for support from business executives who formerly backed Mr. Bush. They want to reassure moderate voters that Mr. Kerry isn't the liberal caricature that Mr. Bush's campaign would like to make him. But the Kerry camp has found business executives reluctant to endorse a Democrat publicly, especially against an incumbent Republican whose party controls Congress," Notes the Wall Street Journal 's Jackie Calmes. LINK

The Los Angeles Times ' Michael Finnegan and James Rainey report that Kerry and Edwards "stepped up efforts Tuesday to cast themselves as more fiscally responsible than President Bush." LINK

Glen Johnson Notes in today's Boston Globe that "Kerry's postconvention bus tour has taken a road less traveled by Democrats, stopping in areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Michigan that are either traditional GOP strongholds or communities the Republican president won in 2000." LINK

Appealing to voters in Dubuque, Iowa yesterday, Kerry focused on traditional domestic themes, marking a shift from the sharp attacks on Bush's handling of national security issues that Kerry launched at last week's DNC. LINK

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